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captioned by the national captioning institute >> did evening, everyone. warninge weather storm i is in effect. >> in a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:00 p.m. tonight. most of the action is south of baltimore. baltimore city and elsewhere, there is not a whole lot going on, but there are some pretty strong thunderstorms going to annapolis for now. in severe thunderstorm warning is going on until 6:30 p.m. this evening. in annapolis, you could see wind gusts of 50 m.p.h. time will show you the storms of the northwest. the blind is coming through --
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bat line is coming through this evening. the weather could get a little bumpy over the next three hours to four hours. again, a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10:00 p.m. >> the summer olympics are under way in london and one of the most highly anticipated races is happening today. all eyes will be on ryan lochte and baltimore native michael phelps as they go head to head on the first day of swimming. 11 news spoke with team usa members about the action in the pool. >> swimming fans to not have to wait for their favorite olympic sport. it starts on a one and the metals are awarded tonight. >> our main goal is to build momentum for the rest of the team. >> the team is made up of olympian veterans and first-time olympians.
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>> it is like the disneyland effect * 100. >> you don't have to wait around. i can just go there, do it and be done. >> it will be a fantastic night. you will have run and michael go head-to-head, which will be awesome. >> at the olympic trials, ryan lochte beat michael phelps. >> i am in a way better shape. i have done more yards than i have ever done this year in the beginning. and i just know i'm ready. >> you will see a lot of amazing races. i mean, this is the olympics. this is the biggest of the big. this is the show. >> to become the most decorated living in industry.
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>> in baltimore, michael phelps fans are eager and ready to cheer him on. george, water fans during to europe for the big race? >> -- what our fans doing to gear up for the big race? >> the shy lanky kid who grew up just a short drive from the aquatic club where he spent countless hours training with the north baltimore according club team. you can watch him in his first race of the london games, the 400 im. so far, in his olympic career, he has won 16 medals. he needs three medals of any color to have the most in issue. and folks here will be pulling for their hometown hero to break the record. >> i think he will be the cal ripken.
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having to the of great athletes like apple from baltimore is pretty significant. -- having two great athletes like that from baltimore is pretty significant. >> we are live in north baltimore, wbal, tv 11 news. >> this is your home for the olympic games. join me and jerry sandusky for -- and gerry sandusky for the olympic zone. the coastguard has rescued nine people from a boat that sank east of ocean city today. because courtesy of a call that a 38-foot boat was taking on water. the boat sank about half an hour later, and the coast guard says many of the people who were rescued were showing signs of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300
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block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the protected just a little bit better. the end of day of hope as part of the community outreach partnership to make the part -- to make the neighborhood safer for everyone.
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food, music and games set the scene for what major melvyn russell called an important building block. >> i cannot be affected by -- my office cannot be effective if we do not understand the relationship. if we don't build that, forget about it. but because we have equity, for the last couple of years, the community has opened up to as. >> major russell expects that 200 people came out for the day of hope today. still ahead, friends and family say goodbye to a victim killed in last week's colorado movie theater massacre. the emotional words from her brother coming up next. plus a rescue attempt on the river becomes dangerous has rough currently two girls stranded. we will show you what happened when rescuers moved in.
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>> an emotional day for the family and friends of jessica gowey. she was living in the danbury area pursuing her dream of becoming a sportscaster when -- in the denver area pursuing her dream of becoming a sports caster when she was beaten to the shooting in aurora. >> i want you to know i know you are hurting and i haven't lost yet. her story will continue to be told. and she will long -- hurt -- and she will live on to the scholarship. >> she had recently blogged
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about her narrow escape at a shooting in a toronto shopping center. mcquinn was also memorialized today after being killed when he dove to block his girlfriend. their route took on water and flipped over. luckily, the world label to clean -- they were all able to cling on and swim to shore. >> being well-trained and well prepared, this is a natural environment that is unpredictable. >> one girl was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. that was lucky. we have some severe weather we are tracking.
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>> yes, we have a few thunderstorms out there. a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect at least until late p.m. inlan-- until 8:00 p.m. to.
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>> strong thunderstorms out
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there. we had some thunderstorms a couple of hours ago through cs oconee. if you're watching us down there, it will stick around for another half an hour to 45 minutes in it could be up to and intervene in some areas. there could be some hail in there. that will cross the bay into the eastern shore counties and about half an hour or so. need your watching in parts of kent county, queen anne's county, that is normal cross ave and energy your neighborhood -- that storm will cross over and into your neighborhood. the only warning in effect for right now is down around d.c. end up in pennsylvania. it is a severe thunderstorm warning for the northern half of york county in pennsylvania.
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this is a good thing we can look at to see pieces of energy in the atmosphere. we see this moving out of western pennsylvania. this is the catalyst for some thunderstorms as it moves into a warm and steamy air mass. here is the thunderstorms out of that piece of energy. but this line of thunderstorms that came to the pits for your area and is now moving into western maryland, that will probably hold together. it will take a couple of hours to get to baltimore. but those could be strong latent -- later on this evening. temperature-wide, pretty warm today, nothing unusual for this time of year. 91 degrees at the airport. the forecast for tonight, partly cloudy skies, a chance for a
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shower or thunderstorm. if it has not affected your house just yet, it does not mean that it won't whorl in later. during the day tomorrow, i do think it will be a quiet day on sunday. most areas will be dry tomorrow. the high temperature will be between 84 degrees and 89 degrees. you contrive boating, northwest wind at 10-15 knots with waves around 1 foot. as we head into next week, the temperatures will stay mostly below 90 degrees could we have a little bit in the jet stream on the east coast. these impulses of energy come through from time to time on the jet stream. that means that temperatures will be pretty close to average and a chance for a hit and miss thunderstorms in the afternoon. it is a typical summer forecast for baltimore. the high temperatures in the upper-90's through the week.
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a 40% chance of a thunderstorm 's through the week. a 40% chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. >> gerry is here and all eyes on michael phelps. >> we will let you know how michael did as well as a let you know how joe did. it is the michael n. joe show. if you want to know the olympic results, you can still watch it and we will not give anything away. but we'd will give a lot away about the raiders coming up next.
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>> you either want to know the results as they have been in the afternoon or you want to wait for the prime-time coverage. we will meet you halfway on this. over the next two weeks, we will show you the results that we will show prime time, but we will not say the results. you want to see michael phelps in prime time, close your eyes right now or look away from the television set. for everyone else, results from the pool look like this. nbc coverage will have the 100 meter individual medley race in the first dual of the pool. toen's volleyball, trying win and a percentage third gold medal in their sport. ok, you can open your eyes now.
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couldn't believe what they saw -- the team usa the heavy favorite to beat croatia. angel mcotrie -- dominant afternoon for the u.s. women's soccer team in columbia, not a problem and team usa. usa wins it 3-0 over colombia. the magic of the olympics, you get caught up in events like archery. winning by a 1 millimeter. putting on her full pads for the first time since training camp,
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a chance to becoming the starting right tackle. they spent the better part of the day working on fundamentals, passing formation and timing. joe flacco has a lot of momentum. ben roethlisberger and van rijn -- and dan ryan. >> he has all of the characteristics and everyone has said here before the kind of quarterbacks that win in this league. it is fun to watch him practice, watch him compete. i think you know where his mind is and what he will get done he is a special player. >> onjimmy smith left practice
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early with an undisclosed injury. a lot of changes in the last two centuries. 200 years ago, baltimore did everything possible to keep the british out of the inner harbor. today, they welcomed the bridge when it turned out to sea -- the brits when they turned out to see. a chance for airline in. off the post. that was a zero-zero finish. the orioles and the oakland a's again tonight. wild card playoff indication. we will show you the highlights of those and more tonight at
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>> what is the deal with the weather? >> we have a severe storm warning until it p.m. tomorrow will be a nice day, a mix of sun and clouds. on with your next week, perhaps a hitter miss stormy today. .pper-70'80's
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>> thank you. for now, you are looking at a live picture of the olympic stadium in london. don't forget to watch the ozone tonight at 7:30 p.m. we will see you here tonight for nbc's olympics coverage. >> with the unprecedented sanctions by the n.c.a.a. on penn state, it delivered a message to the entire nation. it is a bold move by an organization that has promoted and profited from their country's federation of its summer here in college football is a multimillion-dollar industry on large college campuses. it is doubtful that penn state is the only campus where
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football was deemed untouchable. there is no question. that sentiment led to the actions or, in this case, the inaction from others. in the end, nothing was protected and nearly everything has been lost for students, staff and even the alumni of this most proud institution.
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